An 8-year-old girl who went on a roller coaster ride ended up needing 10 stitches on her face after being smacked by a flying cell phone at a theme park in Valencia, California on Saturday, July 2.

Evie Evans, 8, went on the Twisted Colossus roller coaster ride with her mother, Della White, at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park located in Valencia, California on Saturday, July 2. However, during the ride, Evie was hit in the middle of her forehead by a mobile phone and immediately started bleeding profusely, New York Post reported.

Evie was only able to call out for help when the ride came to a stop.

“It was really scary,” Evie said. “I was screaming and crying.”

The child was rushed to a medical aid centre at the park for immediate treatment. It wasn't until the riders who were seated behind Evie and her mother told them that they saw a cell phone flying out of someone’s hands that they realized what had hit her head.

According to White’s other daughter, Eden, a man came up to them after the incident looking for his cellphone. Eden claimed that the man told them to “stop freaking out” and stated that it wasn’t “a big deal.” However, the man quickly left the scene after seeing that Evie was injured and that she was bleeding, the Independent reported.

Meanwhile, Evie’s father, Josh Evans, handed the cellphone over to Six Flags employees and tried to file a report with the local police. However, he was told that no action would be taken since “no crime was committed.” Evans is now calling for the owner of the cell phone to come forward to help pay for his daughter’s medical expenses.

“You are not supposed to leave the scene of an accident," Evans said. “I thought it was illegal, just like a hit-and-run.”

“Our ride safety policy strictly prohibits all loose articles on rides. Safety is a partnership between our guests and the park, and guests must follow all written and verbal instructions for safe riding. Our park safety team has already responded to this guest’s request for information,” a spokesperson for Six Flags said in a statement.

Evans added that he was unsatisfied with the park’s response.

“I guess it was a friendly way to say that they are not taking responsibility for what happened,” he said “So, who is at fault here?”

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